Chef scripts for standalone Sitecore provisioning as side-effects of Sitecore-Packer

It’s been a few months since I’ve published Packer templates for Sitecore. Their main purpose is to create Virtual Box images with a fully configured Sitecore instance. So far I have both updates for Sitecore 9.0 CMS and Sitecore Commerce 9.0.1 scripted there.

Recently one of my colleagues was tasked with a configuration of standalone commerce server in private cloud. ARM templates weren’t really useful there and we are too lazy to install everything manually. So we found an interesting side effect of Packer. Continue reading “Chef scripts for standalone Sitecore provisioning as side-effects of Sitecore-Packer”

Chef scripts for standalone Sitecore provisioning as side-effects of Sitecore-Packer

Install-LESS Sitecore Installation

It was not long ago when you need to mention Docker at least once during your presentation to make it cool and trendy. And actually, there is a good reason for that. Containerization provides a way to make environments portable and immutable.
Immutable infrastructure for Sitecore would be much desired, but containers are on Windows are not so cool yet.
It doesn’t mean that you cannot get it but we will need to bake it a bit different. Let me show you how…

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Install-LESS Sitecore Installation

Jenkins on Docker for .NET projects

A big portion of last year I’ve spent building accelerators for a Sitecore solution scaffolding and deployments aside from production projects. All this work was done for VMs created in a cloud managed via OpenStack.
Using PowerShell DSC we were able to easily setup single machine local sandboxes as well as multi-server environments. However, provisioning VM and then configuring them is still less than ideal for deployment of an application. What I was really waiting for is a release of a windows containers.
Finally, they arrived closer to the end of last year and few month later I was able to try them out. So I’m going to start describing what I’ve ended up creating, keeping in mind that tweet from last year:

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Jenkins on Docker for .NET projects

How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack – Part 4. Module on GitHub

It’s been a while since I wrote about Sitecore, React and embedded JS Engine. Also, my presentation on Philadelphia SUG last year was mainly theoretical. So the last few days I’ve spent cleaning up my sources that I’ve been using for those posts.

It looks like that this time to open sources. Continue reading “How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack – Part 4. Module on GitHub”

How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack – Part 4. Module on GitHub

How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack – Part 3. JS Engines Performance

If you are following ReactJS.NET topic, then you probably know that they are migrated to a new JS engine. Now the project is using JavaScript Engine Switcher, which supports multiple engines: MSIE, V8, Jint, Jurassic, Chakra Core & Vroom. As I’m planning to use JS engine to render components we need to know which one is the best.

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How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack – Part 3. JS Engines Performance

How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack – Part 2. Adding Redux

I’ve ended my previous post I’ve mentioned that I would add redux in a Sitecore-ReactJS mix. That is what I’m going to talk about in this post. Continue reading “How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack – Part 2. Adding Redux”

How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack – Part 2. Adding Redux

How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack

There were a few posts on the internet on how to integrate front-end code into a Sitecore solution. It all started with a post from Alex Shyba. Back in February, he describes the general concept of an integration. Then Richard Seal created a module for Sitecore that allow you to use jsx renderings in Sitecore.

I was trying to solve a problem of an HTML handover between front-end and Sitecore developers for a while. Finally, I was able to play with ReactJS and Sitecore by myself and here is what I end up doing.

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How to marry ReactJS and Sitecore with Webpack